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Microsoft reveals Windows 10 hero desktop wallpaper

Next month, Microsoft will release Windows 10, and with the goal of having one billion users in the next two to three years, the default wallpaper will be receiving a lot of eyeball time. So, choosing the image is a big deal for the company, and in a new video posted to Windows YouTube account, Microsoft talks about the creation process for the hero desktop image.

The team used lasers, fog, LEDs, and the Windows logo to create the wallpaper image that you see above. If you watch the video below, they discuss the entire process used to create the image and for those who are curious, yes, this is a real image and was not created in PhotoShop.

While the default desktop wallpaper may not seem like a big deal to most users, nearly everyone knows what the iconic Windows XP wallpaper looks like. Seeing that Microsoft is pushing for Windows 10 to be the biggest release in the company's history, the wallpaper that they choose as the default will be part of the operating system's legacy.

The company has not officially said that this will be the default Windows 10 wallpaper but the fact that they call it the "hero desktop image" and they created a video about how they constructed the photo, points to the fact that this will be the first image most users see once they load of Windows 10 for the first time.

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